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September Monday 28 1874 Commenced the first regular fall plowing today by cross plowing pea stubble ground. Sowed one bush of timothy seed on the bare spots in the barley field, it was seeded last spring. Drove to Brampton and spent evening at the lodge little business on hand and we adjourned at an early hour. September Tuesday 29 1874 Sold a lamb yesterday to Mr A Franks of Caledon at $18.00 At the potatoes again and hauled in 25 bush "Early Rose", total 90 bush; 10 bush of "Garnet Chili. Mr and Mrs J C Snell started for London this evening to attend the Western Fair. September Wednesday 30 1874 Completed the potato harvest, have fully 90 bush "Early Rose" & 22 of Garnet Chili, all good size and fine appearance. Viney and I drove over to Mr Golding's 3rd line east and spent afternoon and evening in games and chat with the young folks and time passed quickly and pleasantly October Thursday 1 1874 Yesterday we felt the first cold blast of the Autumn and today moderated some, a heavy rain has started tonight. Spent the day cross plowing. Father was picking apples in young orchard for winter use.